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Jan 31, 2013 2:00am PST
to clear the senate. >> another issue that we're watching out of d.c., president obama saying there is "no doubt that immigration reform and gun bills will get passed this year." folks have to say has the political climate changed that much? >> it certainly has, especially on immigration. you know, when the republicans look at the election results of 2012, you know, obama carried over 7-10 hispanic voters. the tide changed on that. you're seeing now, you know, senators michael rubio, senator john mccain, republicans are making an urgent plea to pass comprehensive reform, something that, you know, maybe even a year ago was seemed pretty unlikely or possible given the hard line stance that we saw republicans adopt in the 2012 presidential primary. so definitely a new urgency on part of the gop. >> the president seems to have good polling numbers. sean sullivan, thank you so much from "the washington post" today. >>> here's a first look at news going on around america. nasa launching a satellite into orbit from florida. this new equipment will improve communication with the internation
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00am EST
tough road ahead for chuck hagel, president obama's nominee for the next secretary of defense. joining us with insight, "washington post" reporter sean sullivan. hagel could face tough questions on afghanistan, troops, gays in the military and other issues. what should we watch to see if he'll make it past this confirmation? >> he'll certainly face a grilling from republicans on capitol hill today on, you know, the issues you mentioned, israel is another issue. you know, look for the way that he answers questions from democrats. a lot of republicans are going to oppose his nomination. but senators chuck schumer said that he's in favor of hagel. so if that can clear the way for other democrats to get onboard, that might be enough for him to clear the senate. >> another issue that we're watching out of d.c., president obama saying there is "no doubt that immigration reform and gun bills will get passed this year." folks have to say has the political climate changed that much? >> it certainly has, especially on immigration. you know, when the republicans look at the election resu
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